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Westchester County Real Estate 2nd Quarter Sales Statistics/Report 2009 - 07/27/09 01:05 PM
Compared to last year, the end-of-quarter inventory this year was lower in all categories of housing in both counties. The June 30th inventory of residential properties for sale in Westchester was 7,402 units, down almost 7% fromJuly 27, 2009Although recent Westchester and Putnam County sales volumes remained well below the levels achieved in 2008 and prior years, the trend to ever-weaker sales rates since 2007 was noticeably arrested during the second quarter of 2009.Realtors participating in the Westchester-Putnam Multiple Listing Service reported 1,227 closed residential transactions in Westchester County, and 149 in Putnam County, during April, May and June of 2009. (1 comments)
July 25, 2009 LOCAL REALTORâ ACHIEVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Rye, NY Resident Christopher Pagli with Legends Realty Group has been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABRâ) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council. (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSâ (NAR).
Christopher joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABRâ designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.
REBAC, founded in 1988, is (0 comments)
11 Tips For Conservation - 07/21/09 08:36 AM
1) Don't Let Water Run While Brushing Your Teeth And Shaving.2) When Waiting For Water To Heat Up, Collect It And Water Your Plants.3) Use A Power Strip For Appliances And Office Equipment And Turn Off When Not In Use4) Wash Only Full Lods Of Dishes And Clothes5) Clean Filters And Furnaces Once A Month6) Clean Warm Air Registers, Baseboard Heaters, And Radiators As Needed; Make Sure They Aren't Blocked By Furniture, Carpeting Or Drapes.7) During The Heating Season, Keep Draperies And Shades On Your South-Facing Windows Open During To Allow The Sunlight To Enter The Home8) Keep All South Facing (0 comments)
9 Ways To Green Your Landscaping - 07/13/09 12:51 PM
Landscaping allows owners to connect with the outdoor environment and accent the architectural features of their home. Like GREEN homes or buildings landscaping is a functional, sustainable system as well. Plants, trees, gardens, and the soils and materials beneath them integrate with other systems to conserve water, condition the environment efficiently, and preserve natural habitats. Below I have listed some sustainable landscaping methods that you may be able to integrate into your system.1) Use The Existing Site - The idea here is to maintain as much of the natural landscaping as possible and to try not to disrupt wildlife corriders. Keep in mind that deep-rooted (1 comments)
ENERGY STAR Ratings...Does My Home Qualify? - 07/06/09 10:57 AM
My previous post discussed LEED Certfication, one of the three programs that certify a building or home to be GREEN. Today I will focus on ENERGY STAR. Most people recognize ENERGY STAR as the popular program that helps consumers identify effiecient products. Some common examples include air conditioners, dishwashers, computers, printers, scanners, and other household appliances. It is also a qualification awarded to homes and buildings by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).The correct definition of an ENERGY STAR qualified home is one that is 15% more efficient then the average baseline home, taking into account structural attributes, mechanical systems, and appliances. A (0 comments)
Via Anthony Stokes-Pereira (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty): This year, we are proud to present 22 fi rework displays and celebrations throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley. We also want to express our thanks to the dedicated people working for our towns and villages who put together these extraordinary celebrations that help make these areas such wonderful places to live. Westchester & Putnam Counties Cold Spring, July 4, 8 p.m - Enjoy music and fireworks at the Cold Spring Riverfront at Dockside Park. Rain date: July 5. Visit www.coldspringny.gov for more information. Katonah, July 4, 8 p.m - Pops, Patriots (0 comments)
What Makes A Home Or Building Green? - 07/01/09 09:13 AM
In order for a building or home to be certified as "Green" it must be certified by one of the nationally recognized rating programs. The Most Common are as follows:1) LEED (Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design) 2) ENERGY STAR3) HERS Index (Home Energy Rating System). Today I will focus on LEED so I don't overwhelm you with information, tomorrow I will focus on ENERGY STAR and so on.LEED is a third party certification program that sets design, construction, and operational standards for high performance green buildings. The certification is awarded by the US Green Building Council.Qualifying Criteria Includes:1) New Construction (2 comments)
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